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October 2018

Tapping into the Trade Opportunities of Global Emerging Markets

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University, is  pleased to present Dr. Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), S. C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. Casanova specializes in international business with a focus on emerging market multinationals.  Her presentation entitled “Tapping into the Trade Opportunities of Global Emerging Markets” will provide an introductory overview of regional opportunities and priority new investment areas…

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Genocide and Dreams: Iraq

The Austin School, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Austin, will feature Roy E. Casagranda, PhD and Professor of Government at Austin Community College for a presentation on Genocide and Dreams: Iraq   Please follow and like us:

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America’s Enormous Debt – Symptom of a Broken Political System

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to feature Paul Stebbins, of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Campaign to Fix the Debt.   Mr. Stebbins is a founder and former CEO of World Fuel Services, a Fortune 100 Company. Mr. Stebbins’ commentary will focus on the fiscal and political environment and how it has never been more perilous.  Trillion dollar deficits are set to return within the next two years with our already record high national…

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November 2018

Distinguished Speaker: Diplomat-in-Residence Julie Kavanagh

GlobalAustin and World Affairs Council of Austin are proud to host Julie Kavanagh, our Diplomat in Residence for Texas for the U.S. Department of State, for a special two-part Distinguished Speakers Series. This event is tailored for Central Texas high school students, college students, young professionals, and career changers who aspire to join the U.S. Foreign Service. In this first of two sessions, Julie will share her reflections on her career, lessons learned, challenges, and the elements of fulfillment during…

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  • 12th November 2018 - Monday
  • St. Edwards University, Jones Auditorium
  • 3001 South Congress, Austin, TX.
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Safeguarding Nuclear Security

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University, is  pleased to present “Safeguarding Nuclear Security”.  This forum will bring together U.S. military leadership & academic/policy subject experts for a broad ranging exchange of perspectives on issues including nuclear non-proliferation, arms control/deterrence, and terrorism. Speakers: –U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Christopher Coffelt, Deputy Director Nuclear Operations, US Strategic Command –Miles Pomper, Senior Research Associate, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Middlebury…

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International Business Coalition Meeting on Cybersecurity

The World Affairs Council of Austin’s Central Texas International Business Coalition’s networking agenda will include a presentation on cybersecurity and its impact on global business operations by Umesh Verma, CEO, Blue Lance. Privacy & Cybersecurity are top concerns in today’s boardrooms — with good reason.  Regulations have proliferated, cyberattacks are commonplace, and companies are being fined millions of dollars for poor data handling practices. As a global provider of cybersecurity governance solutions, Blue Lance helps companies with the safekeeping of…

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Strengths and Opportunities in the UK and US Healthcare Markets

Dell Medical School and the Association of British HealthTech Industries, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Austin,  will provide insights and approaches to innovation pathways and market access in the UK, as well as exploring what lessons can be taken from both sides of the Atlantic to improve patient outcomes.  After the discussion, there will also be an informal networking session. Speaker line up Dr Rick Peters, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Dell Medical School (Chair) Gail Page, Managing…

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  • 27th November 2018 - Tuesday
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Conversation with H.E. Ivan Korčok, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States of America

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, is honored to present an exclusive briefing featuring H.E. Ivan Korčok, the Slovak Republic’s Ambassador to the United States of America.    Please join us for this special conversation with H.E. Ivan Korčok and learn about the state of the Slovak economy and its success story in the 25 years of its independence. H.E. Ivan Korčok will be joined by Katarína Králiková, Economic Diplomat for the Slovak…

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Member Holiday Social

We appreciate your support of our programs throughout 2018.  Please join your fellow World Affairs Council of Austin members for a celebratory toast, snacks, and camaraderie  on Wednesday, November 28th from 5PM-7PM! Members have received their invitations in the November newsletter. If you would like to become a member and receive an exclusive invitation, subscribe here. Please follow and like us:

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Yemen: Failed State and Dire Tragedy

Yemen is another front that openly exhibits Iran-Saudi Arabia geopolitical rivalry. History has come full circle: Yemen has become to Saudi Arabia what Vietnam was to the United States. How did Yemen get to this point? The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to have David Oualaalou (pronounced Walalou, known also as Dr. O) discuss the situation in Yemen and its impact on the Middle East. Dr. David Oualaalou is an international geopolitical consultant, global speaker, award winning educator,…

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